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The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend.

Oakland 'Ghost Ship' fire: what happened and what's next

The Oakland warehouse fire claimed at least three dozen lives this weekend.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

Angelenos who are into electronic dance music, or EDM, are in the right place, but it wasn’t always that way. Los Angeles used to be kind of an electronic music backwater.

L.A. is a New Hub for EDM

Angelenos who are into electronic dance music, or EDM, are in the right place, but it wasn’t always that way. Los Angeles used to be kind of an electronic music backwater.

from Press Play with Madeleine Brand

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